WDCSA Newsletter – December 2018

This month’s newsletter is available for download in PDF format.

WDCSA Holiday Party

Friday, December 14, 6:30-9 pm 

DACOR Bacon House
1801 F Street NW, Washington, DC 

Looking to add some Cardinal red to your holiday? Please join your fellow Stanford alumni to celebrate the festive season at the DACOR-Bacon House. 

The venue (built 1824-25) is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been home to several Supreme Court Justices, members of Congress, and a Maryland governor. The DACOR-Bacon House will be decorated for the holiday season and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided. The venue is located 4 blocks from the Farragut-West Metro station (Orange and Blue lines).

WDCSA subsidizes this special event as a “thank you” to our members (to join WDCSA, please visit: https:// alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/groups/overview/? group_id=0038990539).

  • Regular registration for WDCSA members and guests: $20
  • Regular registration for non-members and guests: $45
  • Price at the door for WDCSA members and guests: $25
  • Price at the door for non-members and guests: $50

Reserve your ticket today: http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event28499

Please contact Kevin Coyne, MS ‘02 at kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.orgwith any questions.

Stanford vs. Cal Big Game Viewing Party

Saturday, December 1, 3 pm Kickoff

Mission Navy Yard
1221 Van Street SE, Washington, DC

WDCSA is excited to join the D.C. Cal Alumni Club as they host the rescheduled 121st Big Game Viewing Party. We have space reserved for the event and drink specials. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. 

Please arrive early – the event will be first come, first served. Please register at http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/event28497.

Care Package Party

Monday, December 3, 6:30-8 pm

Potomac, Md

WDCSA’s Parents Connection is starting a new tradition, spearheaded by Margaret Miller, ’85, P’22!  Join us for our inaugural final exam Care Package Party. 

Prepare a box for your student and meet other Stanford parents. Please plan to bring items to share (pick one thing and bring multiples) for the packages such as pre-packaged snacks, individually wrapped baked goods (no nuts, please), granola bars, microwave popcorn, candy, school supplies, novelty items, etc. 

Items will be laid out on tables for each parent to select from as you create your care package(s). 

You can also make a care package for your student’s roommate or for an international student. We will provide flat rate 2-day boxes from the post office.  You will go home with a box full of a variety of items ready to be shipped. 

Closer to the event we will indicate the approximate number of boxes so you can plan accordingly on purchasing your items. Please let us know if you have any questions. See you in December!

Contact  Margaret Miller, ’85, P’22, at mmiller5@worldbank.org for more information.

Ivy Singles Holiday Party

Friday, December 7, 6-9 pm

DACOR Bacon House
1801 F Street NW, Washington, DC 

The venue is once again the elegant and historic DACOR-Bacon House (built 1824-25).  Each floor will be festively decorated for the holiday season. We will feast on hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and enjoy a selection of fine wines, bubbly and non-alcoholic drinks from a cash bar. 

The advanced registration price is $42 at this link: https://ycwd.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_257831.  The price at the door is $47. You can pay by check made out to WDCSA, cash, or credit.

Contact Charlotte Perry CharMPerry@gmail.comor text/cell 202-341-8799 for more information.

The venue is located 4 blocks from the Farragut-West Metro station (Orange and Blue lines).

Dinner Reception and Film Screening at the Chinese Embassy

Tuesday, December 11, 5– 9 pm

Chinese Embassy
3505 International Place, NW, Washington, DC

Join the Wharton Club of DC at the Chinese Embassy for a dinner reception and film screening. This is a special opportunity to join the Chinese Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission and staff for a fascinating evening at the magnificent I.M. Pei-designed embassy and its art collection. Learn about their nation, enjoy their cuisine, view their art collection, and watch a film screening, while networking with alumni of other top universities.

Registration includes dinner and a cocktail reception (starting at 5:30 p.m.). Guests will be able to view a new documentary, Better Angels, directed by two-time Oscar-winning director Malcolm Clarke. Dress for the event is business attire. 

Limited street parking is available after 5:00 p.m. and the Van Ness Metro Station is located a few blocks from the Embassy.

Please register at the following link (choose “Strategic Partner” option and enter “Stanford”): http://www.whartondc.com/store.html?event_id=3829. The price goes up after November 30th.

Stanford Entrepreneurship in DC Elections

Thursday, December 13, 6-7 pm (elections held at 6:30pm) 

Hoover Institution in Washington (The Johnson Center) 5th floor, Suite #530 (Board Room)
1399 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC

SEWDC is led by several officers and each year the club holds an election for some of the leadership positions.  This winter, the President and Secretary positions are up for election, as well as a new position, the Marketing/Social Media Coordinator, which will assist with the social media presence and other club marketing efforts.

The club is in the planning stages for 2019 events and speakers, which include a Design Thinking Workshop, coordination of Pitch Events with the Collaborative Alumni Angels Group (CAAG) and other regional investor groups for our members, an advanced art design and technology demonstration, and a government funding SBIR/STTR event featuring a Stanford awardee with a federal Opportunity Zones overview presentation.

Please participate in this year’s election by registering (RSVPing) for this event, and we look forward to having you part of our Leadership Team!  Additional details will be circulated on the event page and via email to SEWDC members prior to the event.

Register/RSVP and find more information here: http://bit.ly/SEWDCelections18.

The closest metro stations are McPherson Square (Blue/Orange/Silver lines) and Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Red/Silver lines).

Price: Free (but please Register/RSVP for headcount)

Questions? Contact Zachary Pogue, ’03, at zpogue@stanfordalumni.org

Wreaths Across America

Saturday, December 15, 8 am – 12 pm

Arlington National Cemetery
Memorial Drive, Fort Myer,  VA

Join WDSCA and thousands (literally) of residents from the Washington, DC region in a family-friendly community service opportunity. We will honor veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery by laying wreaths at their grave sites, part of a nationwide effort to honor our military that has grown since its founding in 1992.

Please RSVP to join us as a volunteer and receive special event (i.e., weather-related) notices at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/volunteer-atarlington/.

Be prepared for an early day, a good bit of walking and the satisfaction you’ve been part of a tremendous gesture of thanks to those who serve our nation with skill, dedication and patriotism. Contact Risa Shimoda ’77, at risa@theshimodagroup.com with questions.

Stanford In the News

  • Charles D.  Young, chief operating officer and executive vice president of Invitation Homes, has been elected to the Stanford Board of Trustees. He will begin a five-year term on December 1st.
  • Stanford engineers have developed an electronic glove containing sensors that could one day give robotic hands the sort of dexterity that humans take for granted. Chemical engineer Zhenan Baoand her team demonstrated that the sensors work well enough to allow a robotic hand to touch a delicate berry and handle a pingpong ball without squashing them.